Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Lecturer) (Full time)

Job description

  • Background of the recruitment and description of the project

    The Graduate School of Humanities, Division of Foreign Studies at Osaka University is dedicated to the study of 24 languages as well as the cultures based on those languages. This pursuit is both theoretical and practical in nature with a focus on foreign studies that is founded on comprehensive research and education from the perspectives of various fields in the humanities and social sciences and also through interdisciplinary approaches using high levels of language proficiency.

    The Graduate School of Humanities, Division of Foreign Studies is seeking a scholar who possesses specialized knowledge of these areas and will contribute to strengthen language education at Osaka University. Please see below for the details.

    https://www.hmt.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/

Work content and job description

Engage in education and research on English language, British and American literature and culture, which includes teaching classes offered by the Graduate School of Humanities (Division of Foreign Studies major) (herein referred to as “the Graduate School”) and the School of Foreign Studies for 10-12 classes per week (one class lasts 90 minutes). Classes are assigned by the Graduate School. Candidates will also be expected to engage in other duties required by the Graduate School and the School of Foreign Studies, including grading entrance examinations, proofreading graduate students’ papers, etc.

  • Assigned department

    Existing departments

    Graduate School of Humanities, Division of Foreign Studies

Job type

  • Lecturer level
  • Others
  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Lecturer) (Full time)

Research field

  • Humanities & Social Sciences – English linguistics
  • Humanities & Social Sciences – English literature and literature in the English language
  • Others – Others
  • British and American culture

Wages

  • Common to all Job Types

  • Annual Salary : 6 million yen ~ 7 million yen

  • The monthly salary may vary from 519,075 yen (minimum) to 572,000 yen (maximum).

Working hours

  • Common to all Job Types

    Working hours :08:30-17:15

    Break time :12:15-13:00

    Overtime and other explanations : The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)

Application requirements

Qualifications

  • Education and Degree Requirements

    Ph.D. / Doctor / Master / Others

    Ph.D., M.A. or equivalent certification in English education (TESOL), English language, British and American literature, or British and American culture.

  • Description

    An applicant is deemed qualified if s/he:
    (1) has a Ph.D., M.A. or equivalent certification in English education (TESOL), English language, British and American literature, or British and American culture.
    (2) has general knowledge of the cultures and societies where English is spoken.
    (3) is a native speaker of or possesses native-like language proficiency in English.
    (4) has an experience of teaching English at some Japanese institution of higher education.
    (5) has some Japanese language proficiency. (It is preferable.)

Employment Type

  • Common to all Job Types

    Others

    The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day) *Based on the ‘Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff.’

Contract period

  • Common to all Job Types

    Nontenured – Non-tenure track

    From the starting date to March 31, 2027. The initial contract may be enewed but not to extend beyond March 31, 2034(*).The successful applicant is requested to arrive in Japan and obtain the status of residence by the day before the starting date.
    * If you have work experience as a Limited-term Staff Member, Part-time Lecturer, etc. at Osaka University during the term from October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, the limit of extension of your contract period may be altered, in accordance with ‘Regulations Pertaining to Contract Period of National University Corporation Osaka University Fixed-term Staff’. Please contact the email address mentioned in item 17 below for details.

    Probationary period present

    Probation Period 6 months

Work location

  • 562-8678 Osaka 3-5-10 Semba Higashi, Minoh-shiCandidates may also be required to teach classes at Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University (Toyonaka City, Osaka).

Compensation

  • Various systems

    Others : (1) A commuting allowance will be provided.
    (2) The appointed applicant will be provided with furnished residential facilities equipped with electricity, gas and water services throughout the term of the contract. Please note that the appointed candidate will be responsible for both rent and utility costs.
    (3) Upon assuming the post, the candidate will be provided with a part of relocation expenses.
    (4) Travel expenses to return to their home country and a part of other relocation expenses may be provided in accordance with the regulation.
    (5) Any of dependent allowances, bonuses, or retirement allowance will not be provided.

  • Insurance

    Others : The successful candidate will be enrolled in the National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance.

  • Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

    Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.

Application Considerations

Number of hired

1 person(s)

Description

Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Lecturer) (Full Time)
1 position

Hiring date : 2024/04/01

Application period

2024/01/05~2024/01/18 Deadline for receipt

Japan Standard Time

Application method

  • Application documents (specified forms)

  • Attached documents

    Application Form : Online Submission , Mailing

    Please use the attached forms (Attachment 1 ) and carefully fill in all of the necessary information. Applicants should also provide their current address, phone/fax number, and e-mail address, so that direct contact may be made during the administrative procedure.

    Achievements and Activities : Online Submission , Mailing

    Please use the attached forms (Attachment 2) and carefully fill in all of the necessary information.

    Other online application forms
    Please submit following documents with curriculum vitae and a list of main publications.
    ・Copies of up to two major publications (offprints or photocopies are acceptable)
    ・A letter of recommendation from an individuals belonging to an institutions of higher education in Japan

    *Write “Application for English Teaching Position” in the subject line.
    *Attach the application documents in PDF format (with sufficient security countermeasures).
    *If you do not receive an email within three business days, please contact the General Affairs Section, Minoh Office, Graduate School of Humanities, Osaka University (jinbun-minoh-shomu@office.).

  • Return of application documents

    We will dispose of all application documents responsibly.

    Application documents will not be returned.

  • Application document submission method (physically mailed documents)

    562-8678 Osaka 3-5-10 Semba Higashi, Minoh-shi
    General Affairs Section, Minoh Office, Graduate School of Humanities, Division of Foreign Studies, Osaka University

    Precautions : Please write in red ink on the envelope “Application for English Teaching Position” and submit it by a trackable delivery method.

Selection / Notification of result

  • Selection

    After the application documents have been reviewed, selected candidates will be invited for an interview (including a simulated lecture; travel and accommodation fees necessary for the interview are to be covered by the candidate).
    Screening will be conducted by faculty members of the Graduate School, Osaka University.

  • Notification of result

    Applicants will be notified of the screening results by post or by email (the successful candidate is expected to be notified of the result after mid-February 2024).

Contact details

Notes

For other related conditions, please refer to `Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff’ and other regulations.
https://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/guide/information/joho/kitei_shugyou.html

Osaka University welcomes applications from applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, etc.

*There is no parking space for cars or motorcycles at Minoh Campus.

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